Manga You Glad I Didn’t Say Banana: Parasyte or Kiseijuu


The Facts are These:

One night Parasytes fall from the sky and they must take over a human host to survive. Once in possession of a body they can take different form and change where they entered into weapons. One night a Parasyte invades Shin’s body, though he stops him at invading only his right hand. Now that the parasyte has control of his right hand other Parasytes are after them making them work together to survive.


This series is a great seinen manga and has many interesting concepts in it. A seinen manga is a manga that is generally targeted for males between the ages of 18-30. The Parasyte’s taking over peoples bodies and changing them was cool, showing us great fight scenes. It was interesting to see that if they didn’t successfully take control of the host, the host would still be changed in ways. For example their personality or where they made contact with the Parasyte.

Behind the Scenes:

The manga was written and drawn by Hitoshi Iwaaki, with this and his current work Historie being his most well known pieces. As of now the series is being made into two live action movies and an anime series set to release October 2014. Parasyte was published between 1988 and 1995, during 1993 Hitoshi Iwaaki won the Kondansha Manga Award for this series. Parasyte was released in the monthly seinen manga anthology “Monthly Afternoon” owned by Kondansha.


Migi the parasite in his right hand

A Brief View of the World:

The world of Parasyte is modern Tokyo, Japan with the exception of the presence of alien Parasytes in the form of living creatures. Everyone but those who are involved are oblivious to their existence and the Parasytes use people as their source of food. It is because of this Shin feels it is his duty to stop the Parasytes, with the victims death being labelled under a mass serial killing.


This series is extremely enjoyable, especially if you like Seinen manga. It has the action, gore and intellectual thought to keep you reading more. Making you want to see how the characters change and how the world changes with the existence of these parasytes.


It is definitely rereadable with only 64 chapters it’s a good and interesting read, that will make you deeply invested in the characters and their pain. With great artwork and dialogue, it is a great story for any manga fan to read.


9/10 – It is Great


Hitsorie: It is a great manga currently being written by the author of Parasyte.


Alive: The Final Evolution: It involves people being infected by an unknown entity from space and them adapting to the change.




I do not own any of the above used pictures and/or video they belong to their original creators, Del Ray, Kodansha and Hitoshi Iwaaki.


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